Happening this Week
SIP & STROLL: 5TH ANNUAL KENT CHAMPAGNE SHOPPING EVENT
November 24th-25th, Friday-Saturday 4-7:30PM
Where? 30 shops in Kent. What? 30 champagnes and sparkling wines. Why? Do I even need to say any more? The Kent Chamber of Commerce has put together this spirited event for Small Business Saturday to celebrate the town’s incredible offerings. Many stores will be offering h’ors d’oeuvres and special promotions and there will also be a contest to win one of three sublime bottles of bubbly. Everyone is welcome, but only those 21+ will receive the Official Stroll Map and a champagne flute. $22 pre-registration, $25 day of. Chose between the two following registration stations.
The Swift House. 12 Maple Street (Rte. 341 E). Kent CT. 860.926.4587
SoDelicious Homemade Bakery. 1 Kent Green Blvd. Kent CT. 860.592.0743
While in Kent discover our favorite things!
LOCAL LOVE: BASILICA FARM & FLEA HOLIDAY MARKET
November 24th-26th, Friday-Sunday, hours vary
Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market was created in 2013 as the antidote to Big Box Store Black Friday. The market showcases local talent with vendors filling up Basilica’s 10,00 square feet of raw space—90% of whom come from the immediate area. Expect exceptional artisan crafts, artisanal food products and fresh local cuisine. As my favorite market (perhaps even of the year) I cannot recommend this event enough. The plethora of talent and creativity of our larger area shines through in woodwork, ceramics, textiles, candles, cheese, spirits and beauty products. $5 GA, Free for kids under 12.
Basilica Hudson. 110 S. Front Street. Hudson NY. 518.822.1050
WALKING THE CRANBERRY POND TRAIL
November 25th, Saturday 2PM
Join Gerri Griswold for the 8th Annual Cranberry Pond Trail Walk at White Memorial Conservation Center. One of the most popular walks of the year, the Center leads this stroll along their spectacular trail right “on the cusp of winter” capturing the precarious scenery between seasons. The perfect conclusion to this event is a cup of hot coffee and a thick wedge of Crimson Pie swimming in a pool of thick ginger crème anglaise! Free. Donations welcome.
White Memorial Conservation Center. 80 Whitehall Road. Litchfield CT. 860.567.0857
HOLIDAY DIY: SELF-BLOWN GLASS ORNAMENTS
November 25th-26th, 10AM-4PM
Unwell Glass Studio invites the whole family to come partake in the experience of blowing their own glass ornaments. Design and set up your own color pattern for your ornament and the professionals will shape it as you blow it to it’s final size! Call the studio to schedule a 15 minute time slow for each ornament, which will have to cool overnight for pickup the next day. Make sure to reserve your time slot before they fill up! $50 per ornament.
Nunwell Glass Studio. 24 Furnace Road. Lime Rock CT. 860.435.9818
HOOP ART: BEGINNERS GUIDE TO HAND EMBROIDERY
November 26th, Sunday 10AM-2:30PM
Drop Forge and Tool in Hudson, NY is a huge resource to creatives—both professionals and hobbyists—offering Handcraft Workshops and Creative Residencies. Inspired by the reemergence of hand embroidery from high fashion to high art, Lucy Blaire will lead a course on simple “hoop art” incorporating the most utilized stitches from today’s top embroidery designers. Choose between “Love Bird” or “Pineapple” for your pattern and enjoy light snacks, beverages and conversation with other crafty enthusiasts. Call to book as soon as possible as class size it limited! $95
Drop Forge & Tool. 442 Warren Street. Hudson NY. 518.545.4028